First things first - Career test

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SHADOWMATCH offers a career report based on future career needs and comparing it to the habits of the individual. This video by SHADOWMATCH explains the process and the value of the report.

1. Knowledge

 

Thanks to the rapid advancement of technology, online learning is the method of OPPASA's course offerings. From technical training, business learning to personal development and everything in between, learning online has never been so easy!

 

Offered by some of the world's top-ranked institutions, this online learning offers you all the perks of attending traditional service providers, with the added convenience of a learning experience tailored to your schedule.  With courses available in almost every subject, and flexible timetables to suit almost every lifestyle, makes this a viable alternative to on-campus study. It allows you to study abroad remotely, at a training provider not in your home country!

 

Advances in technology now allow students to study entirely online while still working and building valuable experience.

Technical skills

Soft skills

Technical skills

 

The OPPASA promotes and accredits the use and certification of the EETS as its knowledge component of its "I CAN" certification. 

 

"The Equipment & Engine Training Council is a non-profit association whose goal is to address the shortage of qualified technicians in the outdoor power equipment industry. In May of 1996, with a handful of volunteers, we set about the task of building this association. One year later, in May of 1997, with more than 100 industry representatives attending our first formal meeting in Dallas, Texas, the Equipment and Engine Training Council was introduced. Our membership comprises dedicated industry professionals from manufacturers, distributors, dealers, educational institutions, and associations." (As extracted from the EETC web site)

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Two stroke technician

This is a part qualification, this plus four stroke plus compact diesel technician makes a full Small Engine technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 100 logged hours

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Drive line technician

This is a part qualification, this plus Mechanical plus Electrical technician makes a certified systems technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 100 logged hours

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Generator technician

This is a FULL qualification, this plus a Small engine plus Systems technician make a Master technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 300 logged hours

Take a career test
Get EETC certified

Log your experience

Get OPPASA certified

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Master technician

Once you are qualified as a Generator, Small engines and Systems mechanic, you may apply to be recognized as an OPPASA master technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 900 logged hours

Take a career test
Get EETC certified

Log your experience

Get OPPASA certified

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Four stroke technician

This is a part qualification, this plus two stroke plus compact diesel technician makes a full Small Engine technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 100 logged hours

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Mechanical technician

This is a part qualification, this plus Drive line plus Electrical technician makes a certified systems technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 100 logged hours

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Small engines technician

Once you have qualified as a Two stroke, Four stroke and compact Diesel technicians you may apply to be be recognized as a FULL Small engine technician. This plus a Generator plus Systems technician make a Master technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 300 logged hours

Take a career test
Get EETC certified

Log your experience

Get OPPASA certified

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Compact diesel technician

This is a part qualification, this plus two stroke plus four stroke technician makes a full Small Engine technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 100 logged hours

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Electrical technician

This is a part qualification, this plus Mechanical plus Drive line technician makes a certified systems technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 100 logged hours

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Systems technician

Once you have qualified as a Electrical, Drive line and Mechanical technician you may apply to be be recognized as a FULL Systems technician. This plus a Small engine plus Systems technician make a Master technician. For this OPPASA qualification you need the EETC certificate plus 300 logged hours

Take a career test
Get EETC certified

Log your experience

Get OPPASA certified

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Practical experience via workplace mentorship

Mentorship in the OPE dealership has been around for as long as the OPE industry has been around and would be around for as long as there are people who are more experienced than others in the same job.  It is essentially the original on-the-job training, where a more experienced employee (the mentor) provides guidance and knowledge to a less-experienced employee (the mentee or protégé).

Combining online learning with mentoring makes an extremely powerful development tool, but it is also extremely cost-effective. This is because you’re leveraging the resources you already have (your experienced employees). It is however important to guardrail the process to ensure a high quality outcome.

Listen to the "gold nuggets" shared by Don Howe Success

 

Apprentice work recording system towards certification

APPRENTICE

Keep your log book up to date from anywhere using smartphone, tablet or computer with internet connection.

COORDINATOR

Track apprentice progress real time and communicate easily with work placement supervisors and assessors.

HOST

Minimize time spent managing apprentices and get on with your work.

ASSESSOR

No more paper based log books. View log entries only relevant to assessed unit standard.

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